|Hungarian Rag - One-Step - Edison Military Band|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for for January 2007: The 'Hungarian Rag' was definitely a kind of a pre-echo to the upcoming new music style called 'Jass'.
Keywords: ragtime; dance; jass; early jazz; cylinder record
Downloads: 14,800 (5 reviews)
|Du är min ro - Arvid Asplund|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2011: A beautiful sacred Scandinavian selection ("You ease my mind") with orchestra accompaniment, recorded in 1906, composed by Karl Collan.
Keywords: cylinder record; classical; baritone; skandinavian; sacred
Downloads: 1,263 (3 reviews)
|Sadie Salome (Go Home) - Edward M. Favor|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2008: A funny song sung by Edward M. Favor who began his recording career in the early 1890's.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; favor; song
Downloads: 3,085 (3 reviews)
|The Whistler and his Dog - Edison Military Band|
Still a popular tune in our days, from Edison Gold Moulded #9107, recorded in June of 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; military; band
Downloads: 11,258 (2 reviews)
|Gasoline Gus and his Jitney Bus - Billy Murray|
A popular automobile song from Edison Blue Amberol #2684, recorded on June 21st 1915.
Keywords: cylinder record; billy murray; auto; automobile; comic
Downloads: 24,936 (2 reviews)
|Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rat - Agnes Hermann|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for May 2014: This old classical tradition, composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) in with lyrics by Ernst von Feuchtersleben (1806-1849) is one the only two cylinders that the profound soprano Agnes Hermann recorded for Edison in 1906. Her recordings are today regarded of high musical value.
Keywords: cylinder record; classical; opera; soprano; german
Downloads: 293 (1 review)
|Dixie - Columbia Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for November 2008: A lively played band number of the famous song Dixie, played by the Columbia Orchestra ca. 1908.
Keywords: cylinder record; dixie; band; ragtime; orchestra; indestructible
Downloads: 3,722 (1 review)
|Lied an den Abendstern (O du mein holder Abendstern) - Rudolf Berger|
Edison Goldguss (Gold Moulded) #15164, Take 3 Recorded in October 1904 in Berlin, Germany. The Announcement says "Lied an den Abendstern, gesungen vom koeniglichen Hofopernsaenger Rudolf Berger, Edison Record." Translated: "Song to the evening star, sung by the royal chamber singer Rudolf Berger, Edison Record." A part of Richard Wagner's Tannhaeuser (often written 'Tannhauser' because of the wrong American spelling caused by ignoring umlauts).
Keywords: cylinder record; german; tannhauser; tannhaeuser; richard wagner
Downloads: 2,803 (1 review)
|Tosca, E lucevan le stelle - Enrico Caruso|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for February 2011, dedicated to my grandmother who very much appreciated opera: In 1903, Enrico Caruso recorded a small set of commercial recordings on phonograph cylinder, taken by the Anglo-Italian Commerce Company in Milan, Italy. This was just before he signed an exclusive contract with the Victor Company and these recordings were the only ever issued Enrico Caruso recordings on phonograph cylinder in his lifetime...
Keywords: cylinder record; caruso; opera; tosca; aria; grand opera; italian; tenor; belcanto
Downloads: 3,993 (1 review)
|Ach, mein Otto hat 'ne Floete - Margarete Wiedeke|
A very naughty song by Margarete Wiedeke (often abbreviated as Grete Wiedeke). Although not the most charming voice of that era, Wiedeke recorded a huge variety of songs on cylinders and discs and was one of the popular recording artists in Germany. This one comes from an Edison Wax Amberol cylinder #4M-15008, recorded in May of 1909 (Berlin, Germany).
Keywords: cylinder record; german; grete wiedeke
Downloads: 2,161 (1 review)
|I dreamt I dwelt in Marble Halls - John W. Myers|
The popular airline from "Bohemian Girl", sung by John W. Myers on a moulded Columbia brown wax cylinder #5631-2 from around 1904. Composed by Michael W. Balfe / Alfred Bunn.
Keywords: cylinder record; bohemian girl; brown wax
Downloads: 12,366 (3 reviews)
|Get out and get under the Moon - Frankie Marvin & his Uke|
A very late Edison Blue Amberol cylinder by Frankie Marvin who was hired to make some competitive recordings to the famous Cliff Edwards ukulele style. He is doing quite well with this one. This record had some excessive hung grooves and has been digitally restored.
Keywords: cylinder record; ukulele; frank marvin; cliff edwards; 1920s
Downloads: 8,342 (2 reviews)
|Street Piano Medley - August Molinari, Edward Meeker, Billy Murray, Len Spencer|
An interesting street piano arrangement done by August Molinari. Record announcement by Ed Meeker and Billy Murray (speaking with accent) and Len Spencer doing the street scene. From Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9615, recorded in April of 1907.
Keywords: cylinder record; street piano; piano; August Molinari; Edward Meeker; Billy Murray; Len Spencer
Downloads: 9,774 (2 reviews)
|He goes to Church on Sunday - Billy Murray|
Edison Gold Moulded #9612, recorded in April, 1907. A comic (but somewhere true) song from "The Orchid". Composed by: E. Ray Goetz / Vincent P. Bryan
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; early comedy
Downloads: 7,573 (4 reviews)
|I remember you - Ada Jones|
A comic song by the popular soprano Ada Jones on a Columbia Indestructible (#1004) cylinder from ca. 1906. "Wasn't you the 'fella' with the open umbrella that I met one rainy day upon the avenue?"
Keywords: cylinder record; comic
Downloads: 3,215 (1 review)
|Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht - Elektra-Symphonie-Orchester|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for December 2007: The most famous Christmas carol (Silent Night), on a German cylinder record from circa 1906. A real nice version!
Keywords: cylinder record; instrumental; german; christmas; xmas; carol; silent night
Downloads: 23,827 (1 review)
|Spinn, spinn - Arvid Asplund|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for March 2009: Arvid Asplund, a baritone sings a Swedish traditional, recorded ca. 1906.
Keywords: cylinder record; baritone; svenska; swedish; ljög
Downloads: 870 (1 review)
|Winter - Billy Murray & Chorus|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for January 2011: Winter - a great theme tune by Billy Murray with chorus and orchestra accompaniment, released on Edison Amberol #863 and recorded in August 1911.
Keywords: cylinder record; billy murray; winter; december; january; snow
Downloads: 1,400 (1 review)
|Du bist zu schön um treu zu sein - Johannes Bischoff|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] previous release for June 2000: Du bist zu schön um treu zu sein - Written by Alois Kutschera (You are too beautiful to be true) Transferred from a German Columbia Phonograph Co. cylinder record (#57050) from ca. 1902-04. This black wax cylinder had a severe edge chip damage but gladly could be repaired and transferred with several hours of different attempts...
Keywords: cylinder record; baritone; bischof; german; song
Downloads: 1,977 (2 reviews)
|O! O! O! - Nap de la Mar|
A very rare Dutch selection from Edison Blue Amberol cylinder #9662, performed by Napoleon Christiaan (Nap) de la Mar (1878-1930), a Dutch actor and director. To have recorded something like this in this within the USA at the time of around 1912 would have caused nothing short of a scandal. Isadora Duncan was an American dancer who scandalized America with her modern dance interpretations, dancing her "Dance of the Seven Veils" in a flesh colored bodysuit, which gave the audience the distinct im...
Keywords: cylinder record; dutch; nederlands; cabaret
Downloads: 3,113 (2 reviews)
|Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean - Edison Concert Band|
The famous march, rendered by the Edison Concert Band on a brown wax cylinder (#7663), recorded in November 1900.
Keywords: march; brown wax; cylinder record
Downloads: 5,471 (2 reviews)
|Ack Vaermeland, du skoena, du haerliga land! - Unknown|
Here we have a brown wax cylinder, issued by Dansk Fonograf Magasin Kjøbenhavn under catalogue no. #929 Unfortunately the performer is not mentioned nor announced. If anyone knows, please post it! The title itself is a well-known traditional. As far as it was audible for me, the language is Swedish. Due to its playback speed of 160rpm this cylinder dates likely from 1902-1906. Lyrics: Ack Värmeland, du sköna, du härliga land, du kronabland svearikes länder...
Keywords: cylinder record; swedish; traditional; vÃ¤rmeland
Downloads: 1,229 (1 review)
|The Forge in the Forest - Edison Symphony Orchestra|
An early Edison cylinder (#535) from approx. 1897-98. 'The Forge in the Forest' was composed by Theodor Michaelis under the German name 'Die Schmiede im Walde'. The recording set up for this one was definitely not the best as the triangle drowns out a lot of the other instruments.
Keywords: brown wax; band; theodor michaelis; schmiede im walde; cylinder record
Downloads: 1,825 (1 review)
|Pâle et blonde (Air de la folie) (Hamlet) - Cécile Merguillier|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2013: The French Comic Opera supplied a great repertoire for the classical Edison recordings. This one pre-dates the Grand Opera Series from 1906, was recorded in 1904 and released as an Edison Gold Moulded cylinder. Altough some quite audible surface noise, the recording remains overall crisp and clear. The cylinder is self-announced by Cécile Merguillier herself.
Keywords: cylinder record
|Schoenau, mein Paradies - Johann Strauss-Orchester mit Chor (with chorus)|
A late 2-minute Edison Gold Moulded cylinder (#16236), recorded in Berlin, Germany in January 1912. The title says "Schoenau, my Paradise", where Schoenau is a smaller town. Song composed by Alois Kutschera.
Keywords: cylinder record; german; chorus
|You look all wrong because you're bandy - Joe Archer|
The story about White records starts with Mr. White who was a former Edison employee. He took all the secrets of cylinder manufacturing and founded his own label "White Record" under the name of the General Phonograph Company. This adventure did last only for a short time - until Edison shut him down by lawsuits. Infact it bears a definite resemblance to the Edison Gold Moulded cylinders... This title origins from White Record #193, probably around 1907.
Keywords: cylinder record; white record; music hall
|In einem kühlen Grunde - Franz Porten|
Columbia Gold Moulded cylinder record, recorded in Germany ca. 1904-06 by Franz Porten. In einem kühlen Grunde (In a cool ground) is a well known German traditional, sometimes also issued as "Das zerbrochene Ringlein" (The broken [little] ring). The Announcement says: "In einem kühlen Grunde, gesungen von dem Opernsänger Franz Porten. Original Columbia-Walze." From: Columbia Hartguss Record #50264
Keywords: cylinder record; german; traditional; cool ground; ringlein
|El Capitan - Edison Military Band|
[www.cylinder.de] Cylinder release for June 2006: A famous Sousa march, from Edison Gold Moulded #24, recorded in 1904.
Keywords: cylinder record; sousa; march; band
|Weihnachtslieder-Potpourri (Christmas Carol Medley) - Nebe-Quartett|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for December 2012: Carl Nebe with his Nebe-Quartett recorded a great variety of Christmas selections on cylinder record. Two of the songs feature a rare recording of a children's choir. The recently instroduced 4-minute cylinders now easily allowed a medley that would include much more than just two songs. These songs are included in this medley: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (English translation 'Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming') Stille Nacht (English tr...
Keywords: cylinder record; amberol; christmas; german; noel; xmas; carol; quartet; choir; children
|La Dame Blanche: Air, Ah, quel plaisir d'étre Soldat - Pierre Cornubert|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2009: A rare classical performance by the French tenor Pierre Cornubert, recorded in July 1908. Cornubert did only record two cylinders for the Edison company in the studio in Paris. Of these two cylinders, this one is the only Opéra comique selection where Pierre Cornubert was a popular artist in his time. Edison Gold Moulded record #18070, from the collection of Stephan Puille.
Keywords: cylinder record; opéra comique; opera comique; comic opera; tenor; edison; classical
|Norma: Me protegge, me difende - Oreste Mielino|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for November 2009: Oreste Mieli (Mielino) performs an opera selection from Norma. This recording was made in 1901 where the Edison Phonograph Co. had made a series done in Milan, Italy. The cylinder itself, however this cylinder was not issued prior to 1904. An unusual aspect is the missing Edison name in the announcement.
Keywords: cylinder record; black wax; opera; tenor; italian; milan; milano; italia; classical
|O du fröhliche, o du selige Weihnachtszeit - Nebe-Quartett|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for December 2009: This Christmas carol was recorded in the Berlin Edison Studios in 1906, performed by the Nebe-Quartett. It was lead by Carl Nebe who died soon after in 1908. He made the vast majority of the German announcements on Edison with his very distinctive wrong pronunciation of Edison's name. In Germany this carol is within the top 5 along with Silent Night (Stille Nacht) today...
Keywords: cylinder record; christmas; xmas; carol; quartet; carl nebe
|Down at the Huskin' Bee - Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2008: Down at the Huskin' Bee, a ragtime-influenced duet by Collins & Harlan, recorded 99 years in July of 1909 an released on Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #10234. This is a modified version of S. R. Henry's Barn Dance with additional text added.
Keywords: cylinder record; wax cylinder; gold moulded; duet; ragtime; collins; harlan
|Stop your Tickling Jock - Harry Lauder|
Cylinder record #17026 (60.463) made by the Pathe Company London, ca. 1906
Keywords: cylinder record; scotland; lauder; pathe; london
|Verlorenes Glück - Franz Porten|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2014: Verlorenes Glück (Lost Luck)sung by Franz Porten on a brown wax cylinder for the Columbia Phonograph Co. of Berlin & New York, ca. 1901.This brown wax cylinder record was destroyed by a crack, caused by improper packing by the seller. Before returning it, I was able to preserve it digitally and manually reduce the clicks caused by the crack.(Original French poem by "Tu ne m'aimais pas" by Léon Laroche)So oft der Frühling durch das ...
Keywords: cylinder record; brown wax; columbia; phonograph; porten; poem; laroche
|Razzazza Mazzazza - Edison Concert Band|
A nice and more unknown ragtime style selection by Edison's Concert Band from fall of 1905.
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; ragtime; band; trombone; arthur pryor
|Trans-mag-ni-fi-can-bam-dam-u-al-i-ty - Arthur Collins|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2011: A comic song by Arthur Collins, one of the most busy recording artists of his time. Enjoy this nice tune with a real special wording. Can you sing it along?
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; collins; song; vocal
|The Junk Man Rag - Fred van Epps|
The Cylinder Archive Release for May 2008
Keywords: cylinder record; ragtime; banjo
|Roses remind me of you - Fox Trot - B. A. Rolfe and his Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2008: A beautiful fox trot arrangement of "Roses remind me of you", performed with an unusual whistling trumpet solo by B. A. Rolfe himself.
Keywords: cylinder record; jazz; fox trot; cornet solo; vocal refrain; 20's; 1920's; 20s; 1920s
|That's where I come in - Edward M. Favor|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for January 2009: A comic song by Edward M. Favor on a nice an clean indestructible cylinder from ca. 1908.
Keywords: cylinder record; comic; vocal; funny; phonograph; indestructible; columbia; celluloid
|Misere aus Troubadour - Marie Dietrich, Karl Jörn & Chorus|
Edison Goldguss Record #15359, recorded in 1905 The popular song from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il Trovatore.
Keywords: cylinder record; opera; german; verdi; aria
|Kennst Du das Land (aus Mignon) - Marie Götze|
Edison Goldguss #15216 (wax cylinder) Marie Götze was one of leading artists for operatic selections on German Edison cylinder records of the early 20th century. This one has been recorded in late 1904. From the collection of the German Museum for Transport and Technology Berlin [www.dtmb.de]
Keywords: cylinder record; edison; german; aria; opera; götze; classical
|Il Trovatore, Ah si ben mio|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] intermediate archival release: Riccardo Martin is singing Ah si ben mio from Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi, recorded in 1909 on Edison Amberol Grand Opera series #B161. While this acoustic recording itself has a frequency range up to approx. 4 KHz, the harmonic content goes well beyond 6 KHz and is essential for a psycho-acoustic recognition of certain clarity.
Keywords: cylinder record; opera; verdi; italian; tenor; grand opera; edison; amberol; classical
|Der Hauptmann von Köpenick - Electra-Walzen - Gustav Schönwald|
These two cylinder records were issued in 1906 by Electra to feature the incident of the imposter Wilhelm Voigt who masqueraded as a Prussian military officer in 1906 and became famous as The Captain of Köpenick (Cöpenick spelled then). To learn more, read the Wikipedia article.
Keywords: cylinder record; hauptmann; köpenick; koepenick; cöpenick; coepenick; gustav schönwald; schoenwald; wilhelm voigt; prussia; preußen; german; deutsch; phonograph; edison; wax cylinder; wachswalze
|Du suesse, Suesse - Ludwig Arno|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for for February 2007: A German Operetta song, roughly translated as 'You sweet Sweetie', from approx. 1905. Electra Goldguss Record (Gold Moulded) #1223 The announcment in German: Du suesse, Suesse - aus der Operette "Die Schützenliesl", gesungen von Ludwig Arno, Electra Record! Collection of German Museum of Technology Berlin A little noisy but quite enjoyable!
Keywords: cylinder record; german; electra; elektra; wax cylinder
|Sylvan Glen - London Concert Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for March 2013: The London Concert Orchestra plays "Sylvan Glen", from a black Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder, produced on the behalf of Lambert Records, ca. 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; british; english; edison-bell; band
|Nothing hardly ever troubles me - Athur Collins & Byron G. Harlan|
One of the numerous duets by Collins & Harlan, from an indestructible cylinder from ca. 1908.
Keywords: cylinder record; indestructible; duet
|A lucky Duck, a Webfoot Promenade - Edison Symphony Orchestra|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2009: The Edison Symphony Orchestra is performing a great nonsense number, recorded in April of 1903.
Keywords: cylinder record; band; zany; nonsense; orchestra; duck
|Money Musk Medley, Virginia Reel - National Promenade Band|
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for October 2011: A raggy band medley, played by the National Promenade Band, record in 1912 and released on Edison Blue Amberol #1522.
Keywords: cylinder record, ragtime, band, instrumental, edison, blue amberol, phonograph
|Dort vergiss leises Fleh'n aus Figaro - Arthur Pacyna|
One of the rarer German classical selections on Edison Goldguss #16097. Recorded in October of 1909 in Berlin, Germay.
Keywords: cylinder record; german; figaro; classical; opera